Follow These Tips to Best Prevent a DWI Arrest
Independence Day is a national holiday celebrating the Declaration of Independence,
which was signed on July 4, 1776. It’s also deemed the
deadliest day of the year for drunk driving crashes, according to the
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
4th of July festivities typically consist of barbeques, food, fireworks and
lots of booze. While all of these activities are fun, they’re not
always safe. When it comes to DWI charges, the 4th of July is notorious for high rates of driving while intoxicated (DWI) offenses. This may not seem like a big deal to some, but you can go to
jail, be subject to steep fines and lose your driving privileges. Without
your license, you can’t drive anywhere, meaning your livelihood
could suffer tremendously with a DWI conviction.
Don’t lose your independence on Independence Day, it’s not worth it.
Our DWI attorney advises you to follow these tips to avoid a DWI charge:
Use public transportation or ridesharing: Instead of getting behind the wheel, use ridesharing services like
Lyft or a taxi cab. Many companies offer free rides on the 4th of July to reduce DWI offenses as well. Further, Fort Worth’s
Trinity Metro offers a vast range of public transportation, such as the bus, train and
Ask a friend to be your designated driver: It doesn’t hurt to ask a friend or family member to be a DD, or
designated driver, for the night. A sober driver could save your life,
even if you have to bribe them to agree.
Spend the night: If you’re able to spend the night at the place where you’re
drinking, it’s in your best interests to do so. Even if you didn’t
bring an overnight bag, sacrificing a bit of comfort could help you avoid
a DWI charge or worse, death.
Eat enough food and drink lots of water: Absorb the alcohol you consumed by eating food and drinking plenty of
water. It helps to eat a meal before consuming alcohol and drink water
in between alcoholic beverages.
Remember, these two elements
do not “sober you up,” meaning your blood alcohol concentration (BAC)
could exceed the legal limit of 0.08 despite ingesting food and water.
If you absolutely need to drive home for some reason, we advise you to
minimize your drinking to no more than a couple of alcoholic beverages
and wait several hours before getting behind the wheel.
Contact Our DWI Defense Lawyer
People can get arrested for DWI even when they follow the tips above. However,
police officers often fail to conduct Field Sobriety Tests properly, resulting
in false test results indicating a DWI. Further, they may have pulled
you over without probable cause, which is a factor we can fight to prove.
Thus, you need our DWI defense attorney to defend your rights so you can
avoid suffering jail, fines and a suspended driver’s license.
Have a fun and safe 4th of July celebration while keeping our attorney’s suggestions in
mind. If you’re facing DWI accusations, set up a
free consultation by calling (817) 429-2000 now!